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  Admission Deadline Approaching for Online Agricultural Education & Leadership Master’s Program at Illinois State University  
  Jay Solomonson  8/24/2023 4:14:00 PM  

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Admission Deadline Approaching for Online Agricultural Education & Leadership Master’s Program at Illinois State University

If you are interested in pursuing an online master’s degree in Agricultural Education & Leadership, or just need graduate hours to advance on the pay scale, this program (or courses) may be for you.

The Illinois State University Agricultural Education and Leadership M.S. sequence was designed to advance an educator’s skills and knowledge in the field of both formal and non-formal agricultural education.  Through a cross-disciplinary approach, utilizing courses and resources from a variety of departments and programs on campus, individuals can tailor a program to provide the skills and knowledge to advance them in their career.

*Ag Ed and Leadership M.S. program

The Ag Ed & Leadership sequence is a 36-credit hour program.  Students would take 7 hours of core coursework, 14 hours of agriculture classes, 9 hours of education or technology courses, and 6 hours of research (thesis) OR independent study/additional coursework (non-thesis). 

If you are interested in starting the program, please apply for admission as soon as possible ( The deadline for admission into the graduate school is October 1 for the spring semester.

More information about the program can be found in the attached document or at the following website:

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Jay Solomonson at or Dr. Lucas Maxwell at

Jay Solomonson
Illinois State University
Phone: 309-438-8084 Cell: 309-798-6571
Address: Campus Box 5020, Normal, IL 61790
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